Stories

Gabriella's Story

Hometown: Grew up in Ramat Gan, Israel, Moved to UES, NY
Major: Biology, Pre-Med

"One of the things that makes YU so special is the professors...I always liked Biology, and now I love it."

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Michael's Story

Hometown:  UWS, Manhattan
Major: Finance with a minor in Management

"YU wasn’t just the best place for me, it was the ONLY place for me."

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Meredith Shapiro

Meredith's Story

Hometown:  Skokie, IL Chicago
Major: BIMA

“YU has that family environment, where everyone from the professors and your fellow students to the staff have your back."

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Maxwel Brasch

Maxwel's Story

Hometown:  Skokie, IL
Major: Finance and BIMA

“Coming to Yeshiva University was an easy choice. .. What I didn’t imagine was how the school would change me."

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Mira Shere

Mira's Story

Hometown:  Indianapolis, IN
Major: Computer Science

“I’ve grown so much here: religiously, academically and socially. My best friends are the ones I’ve made while at YU."

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Jake Benyowitz

Jake's Story

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major: Political Science

“Attending college in a place where the community shares my values and support of Israel is irreplaceable."

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Rachel Silvera

Rachel's Story

Hometown:  Woodmere, NY
Major: Education (Elementary School track)

“The education department at YU is really strong. They have experience, such a breath of knowledge...and their passion is so inspiring."

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Isaac Mirwis

Isaac's Story

Hometown:  Houston, TX
Major: Finance at Sy Syms

“I was grateful for the flexibility to try different study programs until I found my niche."

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Ayelet Schechter

Ayelet's Story

Hometown:  Monsey, NY or New Hempstead
Major: Psychology & Studio Art

“When it comes to the benefits of a YU education, I could go on and on. The environment here is so positive, I really never considered attending college anywhere else."

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Alex Kalb

Alex's Story

Hometown:  New Rochelle, NY
Major: Finance with minor in Management

“I knew I wanted to attend a university where I could get a good academic foundation while engaging in serious Torah learning. No other nationally ranked university has this type of intense Jewish learning woven seamlessly into students’ daily schedules."

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Yael Eisenberg

Yael's Story

Hometown:  Passaic, NJ
Major: Mathematics

Thanks to YU’s joint BA/MA program, I will graduate with a master’s degree in Mathematics as well as a bachelor’s. "

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Alyssa Wruble

Alyssa's Story

Hometown:  Memphis, TN
Major: Political Economics

YU allows you to take control of your education and individualize your college experience."

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Yardena Katz

Yardena's Story

Hometown:  Toronto, Canada
Major: Biology with a minor in Political Science

I love the diplomacy, public speaking and sense of community at the YUNMUN conference.Yardena Katz Secretary General, YUNMUN XXVIII"

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Jasmine Naim

Jasmine's Story

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major: Mathematics

“So You Think Stern Can Dance” was one of the activities I was most excited to get involved in at YU. It’s completely  student-run, for women, by women."

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Raffi Wiesen

Raffi's Story

Hometown:  Teaneck, NJ
Major: Psychology

I am currently president of the YU IDF Veterans Club, which works with returning Israeli soldiers, providing them with connections and a support group. ”

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Steven Kohane

Steven's Story

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Chemistry

I chose YU because I wanted a serious Jewish atmosphere as well as a challenging academic one. I found them both at YU.”

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Kinneret Braun

Kinneret's Story

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Major: Pre-Nursing

I chose YU because I wanted a university where I could stand out, and where I didn’t have to compromise my Jewish ideals.”

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Sarah Torgueman

Sarah's Story

Hometown:  Brooklyn, NY
Major:  Business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics

Though I live at home, I love that I am able to attend college in Manhattan. Shabbat on campus is both fun and inspirational.”

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Isaac Shulman

Isaac's Story

Hometown:  Englewood, NJ
Major:  Mathematics and Philosophy

“YU’s Career Center and alumni network have been invaluable in securing my Goldman Sachs internship.”

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Aryeh Rubin

 Aryeh's Story

Hometown: Skokie, IL
Major:  Finance

"I chose YU because I knew it would give me the best balance between a competitive business school atmosphere, Torah learning and outstanding extracurricular activities."

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Masha Shollar

Masha's Story

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Major: English

"Hi. I’m Masha Shollar. I’m an English Major with a focus on Creative Writing and am originally from Pittsburgh, PA."

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Michael Kohan

Michael's Story

Hometown:  Santa Monica, CA
Major: Economics

"When I started college applications, I knew Yeshiva University was where I wanted to be."

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Joey Senders

 Joey's Story

Hometown:  Cleveland, OH
Major: Economics and Pre-Med

"Being at YU and in New York offers me so many experiences that I never had before."

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Dafna's Story

Dafna's Story

Hometown:  West Rogers Park, Illinois
Major: Computer Science

"It’s such a nice feeling to be in an environment that supports my values and what I believe in."

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